There are various shapes that have evolved over the years by topiarists, one of the more traditional is the English Yew Topiary Cone Shape which has been used for centuries to dramatic effect in the gardens of country estates and in more modern times the urban and rural plots of gardening enthusiasts. The art of Topiary was allegedly invented by a friend of the Roman Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, getting its name from the Greek topiarius, a creator of places.
The simple uncomplicated shape of the Cone can give height and structure to an architectural garden design without being overzealous, some of the more elaborate shapes can be too fussy as well as needing a lot of patience in keeping them trimmed to shape. With the close-knit growth of English Yew, it makes a perfect subject for topiary and if patience and a steady hand is not an option then a wire cage in the shape of a cone can be purchased and the plant trimmed to the framework.
English Yew is quite hardy but slow growing at approximately 15-30cm per year and requires reasonable soil with good drainage for perfect growing conditions. The English Yew Topiary Cone Shapes can be grown with care in a large container or planted directly into the ground for more dramatic effect alongside perhaps a parterre to break up the straight lines.
If you wish to set out the garden design with the English Yew Topiary Cone Shapes before actual planting then since these are pot grown you can do this easily and move them around until you have the correct position. They are supplied in varying sizes and so it is possible to either have them as uniform sizes or for more interest at different heights.
Questions in respect of English Yew Topiary Cone Shapes, or any other aspect of topiary may be addressed to any one of our team by telephone.